Barbados explores projects for Chinese funding
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Mar 30, CMC – Barbados says it is developing a number of projects that could lay the foundation for a new era of cooperation between with the People’s Republic of China.
The island’s ambassador to China, Sir Lloyd Erskine Sandiford, said that these projects “would engage the diplomatic interests of the Ambassadors of both countries”.
Sir Lloyd, a former prime minister met with the new Ambassador-designate of China to Barbados, XU Hong, at the Barbados Embassy in Beijing.
A government statement said that Sir Lloyd also noted that since Barbados attained its political independence from Britain in 1996, “the guiding tenets of Barbados’ foreign policy have been the maintenance of its sovereignty and independence; safeguarding its peace and security; protecting its democracy and human rights; and the pursuit of its human development and economic growth”.
Ambassador Xu, who is expected to arrive in Barbados to begin his tour of duty in April, said he was looking forward to further cementing relations between the two countries that established diplomatic relations in May 1977.